Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Adenium obesum – Desert Rose

General Information
Common Name Desert Rose
Scientific Name Adenium obesum
Sun Tolerance Full Sun
Height 1 - 3 m (3. - 10 ft)
Spread 0.3 - 1 m (3 - 3.3 ft)
Growth Rate Slow
Bloom Time Summer
Color Green,
Flower Color Multi-Color
Type Shrubs
Native Africa, Asia
Classification
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
SuperdivisionSpermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering Plants
Class Magnoliopsida - Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Gentianales
Family Apocynaceae – Dogbane Family
Genus Adenium  –  Desert Rose
Species A. obesum

Adenium obesum – Desert Rose
Adenium obesum commonly known as Desert Rose also known as Sabi Star, others name are Kudu, Mock Azalea, or Impala Lily. It is native to the Sahel regions, south of the Sahara and tropical and subtropical eastern and Southern Africa and Arabia.
It is an evergreen or drought-deciduous succulent shrub but lose the leaves during cold spells. The leaves are spirally arranged on gray-green to brown branches, clustered toward the tips of the shoots, simple entire leathery in texture, ovate, gray-green,  5-15 cm (2-3 in) long and 1-8 cm (.5-3 in) broad.  It is a small tree grown 1 – 3 m (3.3 – 10 ft) in height and it can grow 1 m {3.3 ft) or more in diameter. The plant sometimes has a fleshy taproot.
In the wild, flowers bloom in summer with some irregular continued bloom throughout the year. The flowers are Multi-Color in color, tubular, 2-5 cm (.8-2 in) long, with the outer portion 4-6 cm (1.5-2.5 in) diameter with five petals.
It is very famous as ornamental plant. People like to plant it in their garden or park. Also it has a great value as bonsai plant. The plant is harvested from the wild for local use, mainly as a medicine. The root sap or sometimes the wood or stem latex contains a powerful heart toxin and is used to prepare arrow poison.



Adenium obesum – Desert Rose

Leaves of Desert Rose

Adenium obesum Leaves
Young Plant of Desert Rose

Flowers of Desert Rose, Pink

Adenium obesum Flowers, Red

Seeds of Desert Rose

Bark of Desert Rose

Ornamental Plant Desert Rose

Adenium obesum Ornamental Plant

Adenium obesum – Desert Rose Ornamental Plant

Adenium obesum – Desert Rose Ornamental Plant

Adenium obesum – Desert Rose

Adenium obesum – Desert Rose


Adenium obesum – Desert Rose

Adenium obesum – Desert Rose

Adenium obesum – Desert Rose

Adenium obesum – Desert Rose

Adenium obesum – Desert Rose
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